Rock­ing a new ex­pe­ri­ence

Kentville curlers head­ing to Scot­ties Tour­na­ment of Hearts

Annapolis Valley Register - - SPORTS - KENTVILLE

Two Glooscap curlers are about to embrace a first-time ex­pe­ri­ence.

The Mat­tatall team has two Glooscap Curl­ing Club mem­bers on the front-end - Jill Al­coehol­land and An­drea Saulnier – who will at­tend the Scot­ties Tour­na­ment of Hearts in St. Cather­ine’s, Ont. from Feb. 18 to 26.

This is the first time Kentville curlers have made it to the Scot­ties Tour­na­ment of Hearts.

Team Mat­tatall had an im­pres­sive re­cent 6-1 record at the Scot­ties Pro­vin­cial play downs in Hal­i­fax be­fore de­feat­ing de­fend­ing champ Jill Broth­ers in the fi­nal 10-4 in seven ends.

The team, which plays out of the Wind­sor Curl­ing Club, played con­sis­tently all week as they re­mained at the top of the field, Al­coehol­land said.

“The field was very close,” she noted. “It came down to the last shot.”

As they pre­pare for the Scot­ties, the re­tired teacher said the team will be com­pet­ing for the pro­vin­cial se­nior women’s title.

“Ru­mour has it we will be the old­est team to par­tic­i­pate in the Scot­ties Tour­na­ment of Hearts this year and maybe the old­est ever,” says Al­coe-hol­land.

She noted the av­er­age age of the women on the team is 58.5.

Skip Mary Mat­tatall and her third, Marg Cut­cliff, be­long to the Mayflower Club in Metro Hal­i­fax. Ac­cord­ing to Al­coe-hol­land, the four­some de­cided to meet in Wind­sor to prac­tise this year.

“That means they get the ban­ner,” she noted. The two Hal­i­fax curlers have played in the Scot­ties be­fore, Al­coe-hol­land said, “but we had never played at the na­tion­als. You’ll be able to watch it on TV.”

Bruce Lohnes is coaching the curlers. Al­coehol­land ex­pects he will be help­ful mak­ing de­ci­sions about match stones. The al­ter­nate on the team is Julie Mcevoy.

The win­ning curl­ing team in­cludes: Skip Mary Mat­tatall, left, third Marg Cut­cliff, se­cond Jill Al­coe-hol­land, and lead An­drea Saulnier.

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